We get it; you’re super duper busy, and taking time out to book a salon appointment every few weeks can easily slip your mind. If you are trying to grow your hair long, then not getting a haircut may seem like the obvious thing to do. But trust us, you couldn’t be more wrong about this.
Why? Because your hair is going to split at the ends, making it look rough, dry, frizzy and unruly. The only way to put an end to this problem would be to cut your hair, and this is when you may have to compromise on the length, depending on the damage.
But finding out whether or not your hair has reached this point is a tricky call and it takes a few signs to be sure. Here are all the tell-tale signs that your hair is in desperate need of a haircut.
- Your hair looks limp and shapeless
- Your hair gets tangled easily
- Your plait tapers at the end
- You have one too many bad hair days
- Your hair refuses to be styled
Your hair looks limp and shapeless
If your locks constantly look like they lack shine, even after you have followed a thorough hair care and wash routine, then it is time to visit the salon. Additionally, if you observe that your roots feel flat and lack volume, then it is a clear sign of grown out hair that needs to be cut right now.
Your hair gets tangled easily
Another sign of overgrown hair that needs a cut is that the ends of your hair get tangled and knotted more easily than you thought was possible. This happens because the ends of your hair are oldest and tend to get easily damaged leading to knots.
Your plait tapers at the end
How do you tell if someone has healthy hair? They have the same hair thickness and volume, top to bottom. But if your hair tapers down to a thin point at the end when plaited, then it is a clear sign that you have been skipping your salon visits more often than you should be.
You have one too many bad hair days
No matter how much you pamper your tresses with hot oil massages and deep conditioner, your hair still looks 'blah' almost every day. Well, it could be less to do with your hair products and the weather, and more to do with the fact that you desperately need a haircut.
Your hair refuses to be styled
If more often than not you see yourself styling your hair in a top knot or ponytail, then maybe it is time to think about the last time you actually cut your hair. If styling your hair has become somewhat of a hassle, and no amount of tools or products seem to bring it to life, then it is a major indicator that you need to visit your hairstylist ASAP.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Nov 19, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!